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Sometimes the old is better.

I was skiing my best about 5 years ago and broke my leg pretty bad. I said "I don't want to see that ski again!" and sold it. I have tried a bunch of skis over the last 5 years and keep saying that I skied on that ski the best. So after 5 years of trying new stuff I broke down and found an old one and purchased it. From the first set on it I felt like I could ski again!! Anyone else ever go back to old faithful?


  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,069 Mega Baller
    Yes. I sold my backup ski a few years back and then primary ski broke down. Tried half dozen or so other new skis but none felt good. Booted up my old Obrien Elite and it felt good from the get go. I did find a new ski finally but the Elite lives in my shed permanently now.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • skisprayskispray Posts: 188 Solid Baller
    Was the ski responsible for your leg break?
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,818 Mega Baller
    I still have my 9500. I last skied on it in 2016. I don’t envision getting rid of it.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 76 Baller
    #skispray I was on Goode power shells and hit a roller on my way from 3 to 4 and the ski came away from the plate, but the plate hit the water and wanted to go flat so it broke my ankle.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,010 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I go back to the original Denali all the time. Never lets me down. I'm planning to boot up my S2 this winter and give it a rip ..maybe with the CG fin. With a PB of [email protected], I'll never sell it. Will be interesting to see what it can do.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,006 Mega Baller
    I did. I had a Goode 9960 mid which is still the only ski I have ever run 35 off on. In a fit of boredom over the winter I swapped it for a Nano 1 which I could never get comfortable on. I spent a wasted two summers on a D3 Helix and then a blue Vapor before getting a Fire Mid. All of a sudden it was like being home again.
    Mark Shaffer
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 76 Baller
    #chef23 Funny you should say that. I had a Goode XTM and now that i'm back on it I feel like home!!
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,196 Mega Baller
    On a Mapple T2 now, but I have no plans to sell my older 6.1.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,342 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited October 2019
    @wish that original Denali was amazing IMHO. I also really liked my Razor A68 where the majority of my successful 38's live. First time on that ski, with a hardshell binding (I ski rubber) I went [email protected] Once I got my own bindings on that thing it was hot.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • BuckBuck Posts: 18 New Baller
    I'm an intermediate skier working to become more advanced. So far, open water only. I haven't ski'd a course yet, but have been skiing on a '90's HO Extreme. Now that I can expect to get 3 - 4 days skiing in per week during the summer, I figured I should upgrade a bit and hopefully improve my form and skills. Just bought a '19 Senate Lithium - we'll see how I do next year.
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 589 Solid Baller
    edited October 2019
    Senate is a very good choice (IMO). It's amazing how big part of job modern ski does for you. Just keep position, do all elements in time and ski turns almost itself. Like carving alpine skis.
    I am also intermediate 15off skier and my progress speeded up with Senate.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,883 Mega Baller
    @6balls I just happen to have a Razor A68. Great ski!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • alex38alex38 Posts: 489 Baller
    After many years on D3 I tried to get away. After 6 years on other skiis I had to go back-they just seem to suit my style and make everything feel easier and ball count in practice is back up to into 38/34.
    I’m actually on a 66 Fusion, it’s a sick ski.
    However a really fun thing to do is get a lightly used older ski (for cheap!) then look up @Horton ’s review on it and apply the technique tips he advises on for that specific ski. I tried it with an A2, a strada, and a Fusion, this really shortens the “break in” process for a new ski.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,959 Administrator
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